Ever since the theaters have been shut owing to the COVID-19 induced lockdown, several films have taken the digital route for release. Joining the likes of Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi is Abhishek Bachchan starrer Big Bull. Well, atleast that’s what the industry grapevine suggests!
A certain report states that the Ajay Devgn backed The Big Bull is gearing up for an OTT release. Abhishek Bachchan and Ileana D’cruz too seem to be fine with the idea.
A certain source close to these developments has been quoted by Pinkvilla saying, “Ajay Devgn, who’s producing The Big Bull – a biopic on the life of stock market king Harshad Mehta – has been in regular touch with the whole production crew. They are also in talks with a few OTT platforms who have shown interest in buying the film. In all probabilities, Ajay and team will avoid a theatrical release and put The Big Bull online. They are waiting to close the deal, and will sell it to the digital agency that gives them a bigger price.”
For those of you unversed, the Abhishek Bachchan starrer backed by Ajay Devgn revolves around the life of the infamous stockbroker Harshad Mehta and his multi-crore scam during the 1980-1990 period. The same source has further revealed, “Given the situation around, it’s still uncertain when theatres will resume filming movies. So, Ajay, Abhishek, Ileana, the director Kookie Gulati they all came to a collective decision along with the team to release their film on the web instead. The production house will also recover its investment from the same and the satellite prices too are being negotiated currently.”
Abhishek Bachchan who was on a self-imposed sabbatical of sorts, made a smashing return with Manmarziyaan. The actor now has two powerful films; The Big Bull and Bob Biswas in his kitty. He also has the much loved Amazon Prime Video series Breath 2 to his credit.
While we are certainly excited for The Big Bull; do let us know your thoughts about the movie skipping a theatrical release in our comments section below.